Kiran Desai and Her Fictional World is a collection of twenty-seven critical essays which treat Kiran Desai's works with infinite interest, respect and sensitive understanding. The contributors to the volume have studied the novels of this celebrated writer from various angles. The anthology presents the background of Man Booker Prize and introduces Kiran Desai.
Her first novel, Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard, published in 1998, received widespread fame and praise. It won the Betty Task Award for the best new novel by citizens of the Commonwealth of Nations under the age of 35. Published to unanimous acclaim in over twenty-two countries, eight years later, The Inheritance of Loss won the 2006 Booker Prize. The extraordinary achievement makes the 35 year old Desai the youngest woman ever to win the Booker, a distinction previously enjoyed by Arundhati Roy. A story of such depth and emotion, hilarity and imagination, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.